Funkytime: An awesome new online mag

Funkytime is one of my favorite sites (Oh, see that “vote for me” above the name.  You should totally go vote for her.  I don’t know what we are voting for, except it is for creative blog or something.  It isn’t in English.  Just click on the heart with numbers on it).  But being as my two boys keep me very busy, I have very little time to keep up with my favorite blogs.  So I just hopped over to see what Sibylle has been up to.  What????  A magazine!!  You are definitely going to want to see this.
It is the Valentine’s issue but that doesn’t matter.  It is gorgeous.  From the diy’s for marshmallow garland and flagged wooden spoons to the delicious recipe for orange sherbet, everything about it is exceptional.  Her color palette is very spring-like and is making me long for our warmer weather (it’s only 61 today, brrrrr).  Go check it out!

 

 

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{They’re Crafty} For The Makers Dot Com

Have you guys heard of For the Makers????  I found it right before Christmas and fell in love with the idea.

Basically, it is a craft project subscription service.  Every month you get a box of carefully curated craft supplies with instructions on how to make the coolest stuff!  How fun is that!!!!

The projects appeal to both expert crafters and novices alike.  And the materials that they choose are insanely unique and super cool.  Who is For the Makers?  Nutshell, two creative gals who have loads of experience working for jewelry companies in New York.  And they want to share their knowledge with us.  Cool.  Not ready for the monthly commitment?  You simply must bookmark their blog.  Tons of inspiration and pretty pics.

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I heart For the Makers!

Sharon

I’m Guest Posting! Easy holiday DIY with Cupcake Wrappers

I’m so excited that Rebekah of A Blissful Nest asked me to guest post!  Go check it out!!

Sharon

 

Found! DIY Hair Ties by Tera Rae Stephens!

I have been wanting to buy hair ties like these for about a year now.  Not sure why I can’t just bring myself to spend the money and save myself from even more broken hairs and this lovely crown of frizz.  So I was super excited to see this tutorial on how to make your own by Tera Rae Stephens.    
Go Check it out here!  Tera is my hair stylist and is super awesome.  From getting to know her over the last year or so I know that she is a talented craftress, can throw a mean party and is pretty much a super amazing working mom.  I’m really hoping she shares more of those adventures on her blog.  We all stand to benefit from that.  Show her some love!  Oh!  And she’s doing a giveaway!  So hop over and enter!  
Sharon

Pumpkin Faced Oranges with Cloves!

Did you ever make clove studded oranges for Christmas when you were little?  We did.  These might be two of my favorite smells in the world.  When my boys started asking to carve our pumpkins, I kept telling them no, that it was too early.  Too many years we cut in to the pumpkins, making adorably spooky faces, only to find them all moldy and gross before Halloween.  So in order to have them feel like they were making pumpkin faces I decided to give them oranges and cloves.

Here is the very detailed tutorial:
Get an orange and some whole cloves.  Shove cloves in orange in any face or pattern you want.  Enjoy.
And the kitchen smells amazing when you are done.  I will let you know that these lasted all of 5 minutes with my boys.  They have some sort of inner driving force that prompts them to take apart anything they just finished making. 
Don’t want faces?  You can create any kind of pattern or polka dot look from the cloves too.  I call this one Charlie Brown’s shirt. 
For some reason I decided to google and see if anyone else had already done this craft AFTER I did it (duh). And of course there are others.  Check them out for more inspiration here and here.
Sharon
all photos are mine.